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Sport USA TODAY Sports' Week 3 NFL picks: Do Rams hand Tom Brady's Buccaneers first loss of 2021?

00:55  24 september  2021
00:55  24 september  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

'I never had a doubt that we would win': Bucs pull off ugly victory against Cowboys in final seconds of NFL opener

  'I never had a doubt that we would win': Bucs pull off ugly victory against Cowboys in final seconds of NFL opener Tom Brady and the Bucs opened defense of Super Bowl crown with a 31-29 win against the Cowboys that had good fortune with some championship grit.In a phrase it was this: Buc-Ugly.

Tom Brady's upcoming return to Gillette Stadium on Oct. 3, when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face his former team, the New England Patriots, could set a new standard for NFL regular-season hype.

Aaron Donald, Tom Brady © Evan Russell, USA TODAY Sports Aaron Donald, Tom Brady

But first, TB12 and the Bucs will provide a juicy hors d'oeuvre, their game Sunday in Los Angeles against the Rams the only one in Week 3 that will pair undefeated teams.

Somewhat amazingly, only two of our seven NFL experts believe the Buccaneers will make it to Foxborough at 3-0! Certainly reasonable to believe the Rams, who ranked second in our latest power rankings (behind the Bucs), could pull off the minor upset – especially considering they won 27-24 at Tampa last November.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott’s farewell to Tom Brady sends message about his confidence

  Cowboys QB Dak Prescott’s farewell to Tom Brady sends message about his confidence Dak Prescott nearly put the Cowboys over the top against the Buccaneers, and the quarterback had a pointed message for Tom Brady afterward.He had just thrown for 403 yards and three touchdowns at Raymond James Stadium, his Cowboys falling 31-29 to the Buccaneers in a match more competitive than many expected.

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But Nate Davis and Jarrett Bell believe Brady still sets out to rectify every misstep he's endured in the NFL, including a 2020 regular-season loss most have forgotten.

Enjoy.

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Report: Texans rejected offer of three first-round picks, three third-round picks for Deshaun Watson

  Report: Texans rejected offer of three first-round picks, three third-round picks for Deshaun Watson No team is interested in meeting Houston's asking price for Watson unless conditions are attached to draft picks included in a deal due to the quarterback's legal issues.According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports (h/t Pro Football Talk), the Texans were offered three first-round picks and three third-round picks for Watson before the draft. Houston declined.

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Buccaneers QB Tom Brady yelling more during practices ahead of Patriots game? .
Most involved aren't pretending this Week 4 showdown is just a normal football game, Brady included.Most involved aren't pretending this Week 4 showdown is just a normal football game, as Brady admitted Thursday his friends still with the Patriots "know I want to kick their butt this week." The 44-year-old may have also done some extra talking during practices this week.

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